SOMERSET INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Talks: Held fortnightly on Monday evenings from October to March at North Town School, off Wood Street, Taunton,
and starting at 19:30 the SIAS programme covers a wide range of topics. Refreshments are available and SIAS publications are for sale.
There is no charge to members to attend lectures; non-members are welcome and are charged £2.
Field Trips: SIAS enjoys a full programme of day, half-day and evening visits to places of industrial and historic interest.
There is no charge to members unless there are transport costs or
admission fees to pay. Non-members can attend field trips on payment
of a £2 fee in addition to any other charges, but please first contact the Field Officer, Peter Daniel
(see below) to book places.
Monday 8 January
Upottery Airfield (Smeatharpe)
Gilbert of the Southwest Airfields Trust
Monday 22 January
Dangerous Precedents - restoration of two early Newcomen Engines
Wallis, formerly Managing Director of Dorothea Restorations Ltd.
Monday 5 February
‘What a load of Rubbish’ - the History and Industrial Archaeology of
Solid Wastes Management
Daniel. Peter spent 30 years working in various aspects of wastes
Monday 19 February
Road travel in Devon and Somerset in the Turnpike Era
Monday 5 March
interesting collection of short talks,
slides, demonstrations, artefacts, photographs, anecdotes, etc.
non-members are cordially invited
Contributions welcomed - please contact the Field Officer (see below)
Wednesday 7 March
Winter visit to Fenix Carriages, Clayhidon (on the Blackdowns)
are carriage makers and restorers with a museum of carriages
Meet 2pm at
Higher Hill Farm, Clayhidon, Devon, EX15 3TW [GR ST165168]
the day to Fenix Training Trust
Please let the Field Officer, Peter Daniel, know, either at a
meeting, by e-mail or telephone (details below), if you intend to
come on the visit.
Monday 19 March
Annual General Meeting
Wine and Finger
For field trips, please contact the Field Officer, Peter Daniel, email@example.com.
(E-mail contact is preferred when possible, but telephone 07736 374003 if urgent.)